Tony Harris, trades Bookbinder.

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Tony was born in the county of Surrey in the South of England.
He came to Australia in March, 1964 as a “Ten Pound Pom” after answering an advertisement for a trades Bookbinder.
His decision to migrate was as a result of stories his father had told him when he was a young fellow.
He started at the State Library Binding Section and spent a long nine months there.
He finally made it to the Government Printing Office in March, 1965.
Four years later he became a Leading Hand in the Hand Binding Area of the “Old Guv”.
Tony’s main interest outside of work is collecting and studying colonial military firearms.
He has spent many hours researching his hobby in the State Archives with a view to publishing his research in Book form.
Article from “Points” Magazine, published August, 1979.
Special Thanks to Tony for donating numerous publicatios to the Old Guv Legends

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